WHAT STEALS MY JOY

WHAT STEALS MY JOY

Joy can be rather elusive if I do not pay attention to what steals it. My thoughts can allow me to let fear and negativity take hold. Being aware, gratitude and faith are some ways I am learning to overcome these pesky joy stealers. Living a joyful life is undoubtedly top of the essential tools for creating a life worth living.  As Adela Rogers St Johns says; “Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness. Happiness is a sort of…

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR IDENTITY IS?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR IDENTITY IS?

Do you know what your identity is? We often get our identity confused with our occupations, passions or interests. Who we are, and what we do however, are two entirely different concepts I discovered. This is my story, hope its helps you as much as it helps me. Knowing your Identity in the new mom syndrome As a newly pregnant mom, I used to have nightmares that I had left my baby outside during the night as I used to…

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4 STEPS TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

4 STEPS TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

4 Steps to a healthy lifestyle evolved over many years of battling with sleep, exercise, stress and nutritional eating; wrestling with the idea that somehow a healthy life style should be the norm, not something we try and aspire to, and then fail at time and again. I try and unpack this, giving alternatives and easy points to achieve this naturally. Outdated ideas When I was growing up, healthy living seemed to have a bad reputation.  I am not sure…

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WHY WE NEED GRATITUDE – and how to grow more.

WHY WE NEED GRATITUDE – and how to grow more.

FINDING GRATITUDE In order to be grateful, and how to grow gratitude is more difficult when one is deprived of essential needs as a child affecting our belief system and sense of acceptance. This blog shows how I altered those misconceptions and started a new thought process. “Deprived thinking turns good things into less or nothing. Grateful thinking turns things into more”. Melody Beattie Do you get upset when people tell you that the solution to your problem is not…

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HOW TO HAVE A HEART FOR FORGIVENESS?

HOW TO HAVE A HEART FOR FORGIVENESS?

Forgiveness is about understanding hurt, which becomes anger when not dealt with, preventing healing. Understanding hurt, dealing with the anger and releasing the person who hurt you helps to become whole once more. My blog will be explaining how to forgive as simply as possible. Do you understand how to forgive and do you struggle with anger?   I certainly have for many years. My life was ruled either by exploding at the slightest event or sinking into the depth of…

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EGO – FRIEND OR FOE

EGO – FRIEND OR FOE

Is your ‘ego’ friend or foe – clarifies how to deal with ego, take responsibility for emotions, practice self-awareness by dealing with childhood wounds which when accomplished ULTIMATELY creating a life worth living. Ego –  ‘friend or foe’, is something  I understand little about.  Actually  ‘ego’ was not on my list of most well known definitions including  Freud explaining the id, the ego, and the superego, which only left me reeling with more questions.  His definition is:- ‘the ego is…

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Overcoming Neediness by Detaching

Overcoming Neediness by Detaching

Overcoming neediness by detaching was a recent awareness I discovered. It came with the understanding that I was a fuser. Neediness was my attachment and detaching was the answer. How was I going to do this though? The Cause – Overcoming neediness by detaching. Solving neediness wa hard due to that fact that I discovered I was a fuser.  Now if you are a bit confused, so was I! It is logical, if you are fused, you need to detach….

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HOW IMPORTANT IS CREATIVITY IN YOUR LIFE?

HOW IMPORTANT IS CREATIVITY IN YOUR LIFE?

The Benefits of Creativity How important is creativity? Turns out very. Creativity de-stresses, prevents diseases and is good for the soul. It always brings beautiful images to  mind.  Outstanding architecture, art, music, décor, pristine gardens, colourful crayons and messy paint.  The definition states that creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness –   I see it as something that energises me, reignites my inspiration and moves me forward, without necessarily having created anything original, rather…

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Is seeing believing? Learning to believe in myself

Is seeing believing? Learning to believe in myself

Is seeing believing? Learning to believe in myself was not something that happens overnight or even over months, in fact this can take years, or sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time, reading just the right words. Having hope in believing in others, yourself and God is another key in creating a life worth living. Is seeing believing – Learning to believe in myself. Is seeing believing? Learning to believe in myself became…

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How to ‘allow’ my personal growth journey.

How to ‘allow’ my personal growth journey.

How to ‘allow’ my personal growth journey was the question I needed to answer. I wanted to start my personal growth journey with the word ‘allow’ as it is not only the first letter of the alphabet, but also an important one. I started by practicing a feeling of allowing empowered me to ‘allow’ myself to be kinder to myself and others. It also gave me the freedom to start creating a life worth living which prevented me from falling…

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